2013–14 Lebanese Premier League

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Lebanese Premier League
Season2013–14
Top goalscorerLebanon Adnan Milhem (10 goals)

The 2013–14 Lebanese Premier League is the 54th season of top-tier football in Lebanon. A total of twelve teams are competing in the league, with Safa the defending champions. The season kicked off on 21 September 2013 and will finish around June 2014.

Teams[edit]

Shabab Al-Ghazieh and Salam Sour were relegated to the second level of Lebanese football after ending the 2012–13 season in the bottom two places. They were replaced by Al-Mabarrah, back after one campaign away after relegation in the 2011–12 league campaign. Salam Zgharta were also promoted and back for the first time since relegation in 2008–09.

Stadia and locations[edit]

2013–14 Lebanese Premier League is located in Lebanon
Beirut
Beirut
Tyre
Tyre
Aley
Aley
Tripoli
Tripoli
Sidon
Sidon
Zgharta
Zgharta
Locations of teams in the 2013–14 Lebanese Premier League
Club Location Stadium Stadium capacity
Al Ahed Beirut Beirut Municipal Stadium 22,500
Al Akhaa Al Ahli Aley Amin AbdelNour Stadium 3,500
Al Ansar Beirut Beirut Municipal Stadium 22,500
Al Egtmaaey Tripoli Tripoli Tripoli Municipal Stadium 22,000
Al Mabarrah Beirut Municipal Stadium
Al Nejmeh Beirut Rafic El-Hariri Stadium 15,000
Racing Beirut Beirut Fouad Shehab Stadium 5,000
Safa Beirut Safa Stadium 4,000
Salam Zgharta Zgharta Zgharta Stadium
Shabab Al-Sahel Beirut Beirut Municipal Stadium 22,500
Tadamon Sour Tyre Sour Stadium 6,500
Tripoli SC Tripoli Tripoli Municipal Stadium 22,000

Foreign players[edit]

Club Visa 1 Visa 2 Visa 3 Visa 4 Non-Visa Foreign1 Former Players2
Al Ahed Guinea Boubacar Diallo Brazil Marcelo Dias Brazil Rodolfo Soares Czech Republic David Střihavka State of Palestine Mohamad Abu Ateeq None
Al-Akhaa Al-Ahli Morocco Tarek Omrati Brazil Diego Santos Brazil Joziel None Chile Alexis Khazzaka None
Al-Ansar Brazil Tião Syria Fahd Aodi Brazil Rodrigo López Nigeria Prince Abedi None None
Al Egtmaaey Tripoli Ghana Afrane Yeboah Ghana Frank Boateng None None State of Palestine Mohammad Ghannam None
Al-Mabarrah Syria Alaa Baidoun Syria Mohammed Mansour State of Palestine Mohammad Hamad None None None
Al Nejmeh Syria Abd Al Naser Hasan Egypt Ahmed Abdelaziz Senegal Cheikha Sy None None None
Racing Beirut Nigeria Admil Precious Nigeria Mba Derick Ebi Ivory Coast Lassana Zorro State of Palestine Haitham Khadoj Armenia Hagob Donabedian None
Safa Ivory Coast Ibrahim Touré Syria Tamer Haj Mohamad Romania Georgian Tobă None None None
Salam Zgharta State of Palestine Khaled Naamani Syria Ahmad Haj Mohamad Senegal Saleem Cissé None None None
Shabab Al-Sahel State of Palestine Wasim Abdelhady Syria Ali Ghalioum Nigeria Daniel Odafin Jordan Ali Asaad None None
Tadamon Sour Ivory Coast Zadi Serg Didier Ivory Coast Dogi Jean Ivory Coast Kone Ladgi Tiezan Ivory Coast Konan Rishmond None None
Tripoli SC Syria Jehad Al Baour Syria Ammar Zakour Syria Abdulrahman Akkari State of Palestine Ibrahim Swidan None None
  • ^1 Those players who were born and started their professional career abroad but have since gained Lebanon Residency.
  • ^2 Foreign players who left their clubs after first half of the season.

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Al Nejmeh 22 12 8 2 48 24 +24 44 2015 AFC Cup Group stage
2 Safa 22 10 9 3 42 23 +19 39
3 Racing Beirut 22 11 5 6 38 31 +7 38
4 Al Ahed 22 10 7 5 30 26 +4 37
5 Al-Akhaa Al-Ahli Aley 22 7 10 5 36 26 +10 31
6 Tripoli SC 22 8 7 7 23 26 −3 31
7 Shabab Al-Sahel 22 6 12 4 40 26 +14 30
8 Al Ansar 22 7 9 6 27 23 +4 30
9 Al-Tadamon Tyre 22 5 7 10 22 31 −9 22
10 Salam Zgharta 22 6 4 12 27 46 −19 22
11 Al-Mabarrah 22 5 3 14 21 50 −29 18
12 Al-Egtmaaey Tripoli 22 2 4 16 26 48 −22 10
Updated to match(es) played on unknown. Source: soccerway
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.

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